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Published: June 19th 2014
Travel Hamster goes through security
When Tony and Anne went to New Zealand in 2007 they took this hamster along to help document the trip. He's back on the road with them again this trip and traveling through security in style.
Day 1 and 2 - Don't Go to Sleep
We set off for England Tuesday afternoon. The trip took over 14 hours between the flight from SLO to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to London and then from the airport to Windsor. Michelle enjoyed the variety of in-flight movies. By the time we reached the hotel, it was 2PM, local time on Wednesday. We are staying at the Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor, right on the Thames. Our room even looks out over the river. We checked in and tried to avoid sleeping until a reasonable time.
Looking for something to eat, we stopped at the cafe across the street. The Chocolate Theater Cafe has over 25 different types of hot chocolate, including the American hot chocolate (with marshmallows), the penultimate hot chocolate, the ultimate hot chocolate, and a variety of liquored hot chocolates. This week is the Royal Ascot races and everywhere we look we can see people dressed in their finest. It made for some interesting people watching during lunch.
After lunch and a wallow in chocolaty goodness we went for a walk along the riverside to avoid jet lag. We saw geese, ducks and swans
Pillow fight in row 44
You mean the the complementary pillows are not meant for pillow fights?
all begging for bread, boaters of dubious skill, and local parks with some interesting natural arches. On the way back into town we walked though some local neighborhoods and business districts. Our wandering took us into the downtown area of Windsor by the the castle and shopping districts.
found an old garden maze that Tony remembered from his childhood in England where Michelle had fun running around. We also stopped at a park where Michelle played with some local kids. Dinner was some tasty fish and chips on the Riverside. Now to try and sleep through the night and set our internal clocks to local time. We've planned for an easy day tomorrow exploring Windsor.
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